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Cross Game

Cross Game

Alternative Titles

English: Cross Game
Japanese: クロスゲーム

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 170
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 2, 2005 to Feb 17, 2010
Authors: Adachi, Mitsuru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday

Statistics

Score: 8.571 (scored by 4371 users)
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Ranked: #922
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Popularity: #744
Members: 8,899
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Synopsis

Kou Kitamura is a fifth grader whose family runs a sporting goods store. One of the regular customers of his family's store is the Tsukishima Batting Center, and so he gets to know the four daughters of the Tsukishima family (Ichiyo, Wakaba, Aoba, and Momiji) very well. Since Kou has spent so much time practicing in their batting cages, he has become a genius hitter, but has no knowledge of any other aspect of baseball. This is in contrast to Aoba, who, despite being a year younger, is an adept pitcher and hitter. Wakaba is a classmate of Kou's, and she seems fully intent on marrying him when she grows up. All seems idyllic in their world, until tragedy strikes. The story then skips ahead to four years later, as Kou has continued the training he began four years ago, but has not played in a baseball game since. As he finally begins playing again, it remains to be seen whether or not he will live up to the expectations of those who know the true talent he has been hiding all this time.

(Source: ANN)

Background

Cross Game was published in English in 2-in-1 omnibus edition's by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday imprint from October 12, 2010 to November 13, 2012.

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Characters

Akaishi, Osamu
Supporting
Nomo
Supporting
Tsukishima, Ichiyou
Supporting
Azuma, Junpei
Supporting
Old man
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Feb 18, 2010
nihon (All reviews)
"Cross Game" is one of Adachi's best works.

The first volume of manga is one of the very best I've read among all the manga I've read. Adachi does an amazing job of building up the relationship between Koh and Wakaba, showing little details that make you sure they are right for each other, even at a young age. He does an even better job of showing just how jealous Aoba is of all the time Wakaba spends with Koh. Then tragedy strikes.

Adachi's portrayal of all the different reactions from family, friends, and acquaintances is spot-on accurate.

The interplay between the characters often leaves you guessing read more
May 7, 2011
koshiu (All reviews)
Adachi Mitsuru is popular for his sports dramas from Touch to H2 to Katsu! Cross Game though is his best work to date. Although some purist may disagree, to me, he learned from the faults of Touch and H2 to create a much more compelling and complete story with Cross Game. I read this from a different point of view (perhaps do to the lost of my sister at a young age) and saw it as more than just a sports drama.

Cross Game may have Baseball as the base of its back ground, however the story is about how the short life and the death read more
Aug 30, 2013
ntHai (All reviews)
The problem with sports manga is that if you are not very familiar with the sport itself you might not even bother looking into it. I used to have a similar problem and I don't even know what made me open up the first volumes of Touch but I can say that I would never regret that decision. Similar to Touch, Cross Game is a manga that one can enjoy without having any deep knowledge on baseball as the story is not about sports but a young boy trying to find his true feelings while growing up and trying to fulfill the last dream of read more
Mar 4, 2017
Stranger_Hanyo (All reviews)
After being recommended I read Cross Game. So how was it? If you want a short answer, it's AWESOME!

I have never been a lover of sports manga/anime before and I don't know a single thing about baseball(well maybe except it is played in Japan and America, ;P). But I am a fan of romance and Cross Game, despite being a sports focused manga, portrays romance in one of the most beautiful ways possible.

The character build-up is wonderful, Aoba's developing feelings for Koh and his subtle love for her is expressed in such a way, that you won't find any moment boring. Mitsuru Adachi's art is read more

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Cross Game Manga Licensed

VIZ Media has announced on their site that they acquired Adachi Mitsuru's baseball manga Cross Game. First volume is scheduled for release in Fall 2010. Additio...read more

Manga Cross Game To End Serialization

According to Weekly Shonen Sunday vol.11 2010, manga Cross Game was announced to end serialization in the next issue to be released on February 17th. Chapter 160 wil...read more


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